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I would be a little weary of the OCZ SATA3 SSDs until they fix the BSOD issues.

 

Check their forums to see if anyone has reported issues with your motherboard model.

It seems to be a plague with this drive at the moment.

 

if you are getting it for a HTPC that you power off at night, this should be OK.

 

Also this ssd will not work in unraid yet if you're think about a cache drive. they claim they are going to fix the issue (they keep saying next bios upgrade for the last dozen upgrades).

It looks like they intentionally set the temp to 128c to get you to buy the enterprise class version of this drive for servers.

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I would be a little weary of the OCZ SATA3 SSDs until they fix the BSOD issues.

 

Cr*p.  :'( This one just arrived today. I was intending to use it as the ESXi datastore (i.e. not a candidate for BSOD) in my Pleiades build with the SuperMicro X9SCM-F , but are the problems relevant for this use?  

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I would be a little weary of the OCZ SATA3 SSDs until they fix the BSOD issues.

 

Cr*p.  :'( This one just arrived today. I was intending to use it as the ESXi datastore (i.e. not a candidate for BSOD) in my Pleiades build with the SuperMicro X9SCM-F , but are the problems relevant for this use?  

 

You are probably fine. I have the little brother as my data store (the solid3).

the BSOD issue is a windows problem. after a few hours, the drive drops out of the bios and crashes. the drive wont come back until you power cycle the box.

 

the unraid issue is the temp, (i am sure you can edit the overheat script to ignore that drive.)

the temp is also a problem if you put it in a Dell or HP server. the health checks are below the OS level and will power off the server for overheating.

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Just saw on Anandtech that SandForce and OCZ are releasing a firmware update today that's supposed to resolve the BSOD issue.

 

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4973/sandforce-identifies-firmware-bug-causing-bsod-issue-fix-available-today

 

It's about time, too. The 60GB Solid 3 I've been running in my ESXi box has been steady as anything, but the 240GB Vertex 3 in my Win 7 SageTV server has been badly affected by the issue. I've been pulling my hair out over this bug.

 

Really hope this takes care of the problem.

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Just saw on Anandtech that SandForce and OCZ are releasing a firmware update today that's supposed to resolve the BSOD issue.

 

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4973/sandforce-identifies-firmware-bug-causing-bsod-issue-fix-available-today

 

It's about time, too. The 60GB Solid 3 I've been running in my ESXi box has been steady as anything, but the 240GB Vertex 3 in my Win 7 SageTV server has been badly affected by the issue. I've been pulling my hair out over this bug.

 

Really hope this takes care of the problem.

 

The irony... my ESXi box just went down. My solid3 120 just went tits-up....

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Just saw on Anandtech that SandForce and OCZ are releasing a firmware update today that's supposed to resolve the BSOD issue.

 

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4973/sandforce-identifies-firmware-bug-causing-bsod-issue-fix-available-today

 

It's about time, too. The 60GB Solid 3 I've been running in my ESXi box has been steady as anything, but the 240GB Vertex 3 in my Win 7 SageTV server has been badly affected by the issue. I've been pulling my hair out over this bug.

 

Really hope this takes care of the problem.

 

Thanks for this. I've been playing with diagnosing why my Windows box keeps BSODing randomly. My Agility3 seemed to correspond to the start of it.

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